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Marleau Taking It A Day At A Time

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Back to Marleau and the reported trade on espn.com Thursday that had him shipped to Los Angeles in a three-way deal that brought Dany Heatley to San Jose.

Everybody else got caught up in it, but Marleau said he wasn’t worried. For one thing, he knew he hadn’t been asked to waive his no-trade clause and that would have to happen first.

“This last one, I got a lot of phone calls but I was just going about my business,” he said after this morning’s Captain’s Ice session. “I can’t worry about that other stuff. …. I know I’m going to know before it’s in the media.”

more on the Sharks…

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More On Heatley To The Sharks

Buccigross loves Twitter,

frolov and stoll to Ottawa..Marleau to LA

update 8:28pm, Scratch that, fake Buccigross.

update 8:30pm, Ha, maybe not fake, but tweet is no longer there.

added 9:08pm, via ESPN,

The Ottawa Senators have reached an agreement to send Dany Heatley to the San Jose Sharks, NHL sources told ESPN’s John Buccigross.

The 28-year-old forward was part of a three-team deal that will send the Sharks’ Patrick Marleau to the Los Angeles Kings and the Kings’ Alexander Frolov and Jarret Stoll to the Senators.

Both Sharks GM Doug Wilson and Senators GM Bryan Murray denied the three-way trade when reached by ESPN.com.

added 9:52pm, from James Gordon of Hockey Capital at the Ottawa Citizen,

The Ottawa Senators have announced Dany Heatley won’t be attending a team golf tournament Friday amid reports the disgruntled winger has been dealt.

continued

added 10:01pm, via the Kings official Twitter,

Kings are aware of today’s ESPN report but there is nothing to it.

added 10:07pm, via Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,

Well, that’s the two-word text-messaged response from Dean Lombardi, in regard to the ESPN-reported Marleau/Frolov-Stoll/Heatley trade: ``Complete bull.’‘

added 10:25pm, from Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen,

Murray is also getting increasingly frustrated with the many and various rumours about possible destinations for Heatley. Every time a new team is mentioned as being in the mix, Murray ends up getting a call from a general manager asking how his team ever ended up being named because it isn’t remotely interested. Murray knows rumours come with the territory, but they’re still annoying.

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added 10:37pm, from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Amid reports that the Ottawa Senators have traded Dany Heatley to the San Jose Sharks as part of a three-way deal with the Los Angeles Kings, sources tell TSN nothing could be further from the truth.

continued

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Hinote Will Be In Sharks Camp

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Add Dan Hinote’s name to the list of players about to compete for a spot on the Sharks’ revamped third and fourth lines.

The initial phase of training camp gets under way at 2 p.m. Saturday — and, yes, I’m advised the session is open to the public — when rookies skate for the first time. Veterans won’t be out there until a week from Sunday and that’s when the 32-year-old Hinote will begin trying to make San Jose the third stop in his NHL career.

That was the word from a source at Sharks Ice today, though I couldn’t pin down whether Hinote would be coming with a contract in hand or as a tryout, an arrangement along the lines of Jeff Friesen’s unsuccessful effort a year ago.

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Sharks Go Door To Door Delivering Season Tickets

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Addressing The Issues

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

There will be issues for second-year coach Todd McLellan, who promises to get some Sharks veterans out of their usual comfort zones even more so than last September, when he installed his own system that worked marvelously for 82 games and then fizzled.

There will be issues with former captain Patrick Marleau, subject of much finger-pointing and trade scuttlebutt. Marleau might not have been asked to drop his no-trade clause, but you can bet he was asked whether he wanted to stay with the team. His statement that he wants to stick around and “prove the naysayers wrong” needs to be validated by him at every practice and every game.

There will be issues with Joe Thornton. Will he be more like the snarling player we saw in the last couple of playoff games against the Ducks? Or will he keep his emotions buried under the surface? Unbelievably, the buzz from Canada’s Olympic camp is that Thornton is on the bubble for making its team. That’s an insult to Thornton’s achievements — but he knows that a fast start with the Sharks will lock up the roster spot.

There will be issues with Evgeni Nabokov.

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Sharks Now Have Some Room To Move

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

...But beyond that, trading Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich clears $4.67 million in cap space, and signing Torrey Mitchell and Brad Staubitz (or someone else for the fourth line) and Thomas Greiss is likely to leave maybe an extra $2 million on the table. All of which would seem to give GM Doug Wilson more flexibility for whatever roster maneuvering may lie ahead between now and that 2010 trade deadline.

Hypothetical: Let’s just say the Sharks do want Dany Heatley and the $7.5 million cap hit he brings. Now they don’t have to clear dollar-for-dollar to make that happen. Same principle would apply to any lesser deals.

“When the right thing is there,” Wilson said today, referring to ongoing talks with other teams this summer, “having that flexibility is a wonderful thing under this system, being able to explore things or put closure to them. When the timing is right and it makes sense to both teams, you have the flexibility and those things can happen.”

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Is Kessel Headed To San Jose?

from Joe Haggerty of Big Bad Blog at WEEI,

So the Sharks freed up $4.667 in salary cap space while heading into the last few weeks of the off-season, and require at least two more forward spots to round up their NHL roster among the top 12-forwards for next season. It doesn’t take a noted puckologist to assume that Dany Heatley and Phil Kessel are two of the best skill forwards still hanging out there in hockey limbo, and the Sharks have been rumored to be in the Kessel run at several different points over the last few months.

“This trade speaks to the confidence we have in the young players coming up through our system who have earned the right to compete for a spot on this team,” said Sharks GM Ron (Doug) Wilson in discussing the deal. “It also creates some flexibility in our team payroll for potential future transactions as the season progresses and adds two more talented players to our reserve list that can help this organization in the future.”

The $4.667 million in payroll flexibility also fits in roughly with what Kessel was expected to be looking for in a multi-year deal this summer while rehabbing right shoulder surgery.

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Sharks/Canucks Trade

SAN JOSE, Calif.—San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced Friday that the team has acquired center Patrick White and defenseman Daniel Rahimi from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich.

“This trade speaks to the confidence we have in the young players coming up through our system who have earned the right to compete for a spot on this team,” said Wilson. “It also creates some flexibility in our team payroll for potential future transactions as the season progresses and adds two more talented players to our reserve list that can help this organization in the future.”

added 2:37pm, “We are pleased to be adding Christian and Brad to our defensive group,” said Mike Gillis. “Defence has been an area we wanted to add skill and depth to and this trade has strengthened our group considerably. We would like to thank both Daniel and Patrick for their commitment and efforts with our organization and we wish them both well in their careers.”

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All Evgeni Nabokov

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

On the Sharks lack of playoff success in recent years:

“For the last four years, this team has been built to win the Stanley Cup – legit, like we were right there every single year. But we were missing a little bit, something was going wrong all the time.

“Is this the most disappointing year? Maybe because there’s been three previous years where we lost and this was the last kick in the you-know-where. Where do we go? It’s all up to the management. As players, we have the same mentality – we’ve suffered for so many months and now it’s time to put it behind us and go on the ice again.

more plus how the Marleau rumor started…

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Thornton Talks Sharks

from Matt Burt of TSN,

...But despite all the noise about the captaincy (or lack thereof), Marleau said he was not under the impression he was on his way out of San Jose.

“It hasn’t been expressed to me that way so I can’t really speculate on what’s happening in the back but as far as I know, no, it’s not going to transpire that way,” said Marleau, who will make $6 million in this, the final season under his current contract.

Thornton defended Marleau’s tenure as captain and reasserted that, by the time the puck drops on the Sharks’ regular season on October 1st, there Marleau could very well be wearing that same “C” on his jersey once again.

much more on the Sharks…

added 9:42pm, from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Occasionally, when you think you’ve wasted a little energy and a lot of time chasing down a baseless Internet rumor, there turns out to be a payoff after all.

Like today and this quote from Doug Wilson: “Patrick Marleau has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause.”

That statement — more definitive than the Sharks general manager has been in the past — came in response to a question after this one sentence showed up on what appears to be the Orange County Register’s web site: “A proposed three-team trade that would have sent Ottawa’s Dany Heatley to San Jose fell through when Sharks captain Patrick Marleau refused to waive his no-trade clause.”

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added 9:51pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail at CTV Olympics,

One NHL source indicated yesterday the Sharks and Senators did discuss a possible deal for Heatley, but San Jose’s preference was to move former 50-goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo in any trade, another player who looks as if he needs a fresh start.

It appears as though Marleau is safe for at least another year. Not his captaincy.

much more from the first day of camp for Team Canada…

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